3 Contents Lead-in Matching Game Brainstorming Watching and Discussing DebatingIdea SharingFun TimeOral AssignmentBook 4 – Unit 2
4 Lead-inWork in groups, discuss the following questions and then share your answers with the whole class.Book 4 – Unit 2
5 Lead-in 1. In what way can people improve their appearance? Questions for groups 1 and 2:1. In what way can people improve their appearance?2. Why do some people want to improve their appearance?Book 4 – Unit 2
6 Lead-in Questions for groups 3 and 4: 1. What’s the advantages and disadvantages of doing a plastic surgery(整型手术)?2. How can one keep a balance between low costs and high fashion in clothes?Book 4 – Unit 2
7 Matching Game Work in pairs, try to figure out what the following phrases mean.English Chinese Equivalents1. facelift A. 面膜2. single-fold eyelid B. 单眼皮3. teeth braces C. 面部拉皮手术4. facial mask D. 牙箍5. double-fold eyelid E. 双眼皮6. crow’s feet F. 脂肪抽吸术7. liposuction G. 眼影8. eye shadow H. 鱼尾纹Book 4 – Unit 2
8 true blonde Brainstorming A blonde: a female with fair complexion and fair hairHave a discussion with yourpartner: What is a blonde?true blondeIn American culture a blonde is often beautiful but somewhat stupid
9 whether people can be judged by their looks BrainstormingGroup DiscussionAesop (伊索) warns us in his Fables : “We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.” However, Greek philosopher Aristotle (亚里士多德), holds: “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction.”Work in small groups to discuss:whether people can be judged by their looksBook 4 – Unit 2
10 Brainstorming Reference 1 I agree with what Aesop says. We should never judge people by their appearance, otherwise we may easily be cheated. Nowadays, many unemployed people dress up to be university students, journalists, or even government officials, to cheat people out of their money, so we have to be very careful.Actually, even at a job interview, it is very important to dress properly. The employer may attach more importance to one’s qualities, such as sincerity, creativity and communication skills than to one’s appearance.
11 Brainstorming Reference 2 Clothes make the man. Although we are often told not to “judge a book by its cover”, or a man’s intelligence and abilities by his looks, the truth is that a person’s appearance does say plenty about him. It tells us a lot about his personality, his education, his judgment, and even the opinion he hold of himself.So in my opinion，Aristotle was right in saying “Personal beauty is greater recommendation than any letter of introduction.” But I also think that personal beauty is not just a matter of good looks or well chosen clothes; gestures, voice, the way one moves and talks are just as important because they reveal one’ s character, too.
12 Watching and Discussing Now watch two movie clips. After that work in groups of 4 and have a discussion. Then finish the following tasks.Clip 1Clip 2Book 4 – Unit 2
15 Watching and Discussing Task 1. Group DiscussionDiscuss in group about the following topic: Do you think students should wear school uniforms?Then send a member to report your view.Reference 1 >>Reference 2 >>Book 4 – Unit 2
16 Watching and Discussing Reference 1I think it is necessary for students to wear school uniforms. It makes everyone feel the same. Thus, it equalizes everyone. Students won’t think too much about their different family backgrounds.Parents do not have to prepare clothes for students since the school provides them with uniforms. Then students don’t have to spend money on luxurious brands.If everyone wears school uniforms, there is no need for them to follow the fashion. Therefore, students will concentrate on their study.Book 4 – Unit 2
17 Watching and Discussing Reference 2I don’t think students should wear school uniforms. Everybody is unique. Each person may have his/her own tastes. It is impossible for everyone to appreciate the same kind of clothes.Students need to have their own opinions even from early school age. After all, they have to face their own situation when they grow up.By choosing from different clothes, they will learn to make their own decision in life.Book 4 – Unit 2
18 Watching and Discussing Task 2. Group DiscussionDivide the class into groups of four and discuss the topic:Is being good-looking and well-dressed very important in interview? Why or why not?Then share the answers with the whole class.Reference 1 >>Reference 2 >>
19 Watching and Discussing Reference 1It is no denying that first impression is important. Neat and tidy appearance will give others very good impression about the person. It is pleasant to look at good-looking people. Good looking people are tend to be more confident and optimistic, and they are easier to be accepted when communicating with others.Book 4 – Unit 2
20 Watching and Discussing Reference 2We should judge a person by his or her ability rather than by their clothes. In work, a boss may miss out on a lot of capable persons if s/he only emphasizes appearance. In fact, the boss pays more attention to whether the candidate can fulfill the responsibility required by the job in question.Book 4 – Unit 2
21 Debating Should we follow the fashion? Divide the class into two sides. One side is for the other part is against the following statement while:Should we follow the fashion?Affirmative sideNegative sideBook 4 – Unit 2
22 Debating The affirmative side 1. Fashion is a reflection of society and the times. It change as society and the times progress, we should keep pace with them too.2. The world will become a dull place to live in if all people wear clothes of the same style and color.3. Fashions make people look younger and more beautiful. This is exactly what young people pursue these days.4. Fashionable people are usually popular with others and they can be accepted more easily.Book 4 – Unit 2
23 Debating The negative side 1. Fashion appeals only to those who don't have a real sense of beauty.2. Top designers in Paris and London are dictatorial for they define the fashion and the whole world rushes to obey.3. People sometimes look odd with the so-called fashionable hairstyles, makeup and dresses.4. It lead to a waste when people throw away old things to follow fashion.Book 4 – Unit 2
24 Work in groups to discuss the following questions. Idea SharingWork in groups to discuss the following questions.Who care more about their appearance, men or women?Do you think that men care more about women’s appearance than women do about men’s? Justify your answer.Book 4 – Unit 2
25 Idea Sharing Sentences for your reference: In my opinion… It seems that many people …It certainly has many advantages/disadvantage, but…There seems to be a trend that…I think we might neglect some old people. For example…It seems to me that…There seems to be a lot of problems. For instance…As far as I’m concerned…Reference 1 >>Reference 2 >>Book 4 – Unit 2
26 Idea Sharing Who care more about their appearance, men or women? Click to enjoy the video clipBook 4 – Unit 2
27 Idea Sharing Reference 1 I think men care about their appearance as much as women do. Actually nowadays everyone wants to be considered attractive. Men and women spend a great deal of money every year to improve their appearance by dyeing their hair, changing hair style and do skin care. They go on diets and go to health clubs in order to look more desirable. Obviously, the old saying, “Vanity, the name is woman” is no longer correct.Book 4 – Unit 2
28 Idea Sharing Reference 2 I think men care more about women’s appearance than women do about men’s. For women, a man’s intelligence or his capacity to earn money is more important than his appearance. Women would not admire a man just because of his appearance. For men, things are quite different. No matter on what occasion, a beautiful woman can immediately attract men’s attention. Like it or not, many men do think that beauty is the most important thing for a woman. Maybe they just want to be seen with a beautiful woman because it makes them feel more powerful.Book 4 – Unit 2
29 Fun Time Mrs. Laura Taylor is 45 but looks at least 10 years I. Enjoy a storyMrs. Laura Taylor is 45 but looks at least 10 yearsyounger. Let's listen to her story.It all started about two years ago. In those days things were very different. I was overweight. I used to smoke a lot—aout 30 cigarettes a day. I never got any exercise. I used to stay at home all day. I never went out into the fresh air, except to do the shopping. And even then I used to take the car. One day I looked at myself in the mirror.'My God.' I thought. 'I look terrible! ' I tried to touch my toes. I couldn't do it. I found an old dress. I couldn't put it on. It was too small. Or rather, I was too fat!Book 4 – Unit 2
30 Fun TimeThe next day I tried to jog a little. At first it was terrible. I mean I just couldn't run. Not even a short distance. And at first people used to laugh at me. 'Why are you running? Are you in a hurry?' they shouted.But now I've completely changed the way I live. I've stopped eating meat and I've started eating far more fresh vegetables. My husband and daughter have started that, too. At first they didn't like the new food. But they've changed. About six months ago I sold my car and bought a bike. Recently I've started doing yoga exercises. My husband often goes cycling with me now and my daughter jogs with me in the evening. They've both lost weight and are much healthier than they used to be, too.Book 4 – Unit 2
31 Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips 奥黛丽赫本的美丽秘诀 Fun TimeII. Let’s share beauty tipsAudrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips 奥黛丽赫本的美丽秘诀The following was written by Audrey Hepburn, who was asked to share beauty tips.
32 Fun Time For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. 要有吸引人的双唇， 请说好意的言语。
33 Fun Time For lovely eyes, Seek out the good in people. 要有美丽的双眼， 请寻索他人的优点。
34 Fun Time For a slim figure, share your food with the hunger. 要有纤细的身材，请与饥民分享你的食物。
35 Fun Time For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.要有美丽的头发，请让孩童每日触摸它。
36 Fun Time For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk along. 要有自信的态度，请学习你不曾学过的知识。
37 Fun TimePeople, even more than things, have to be restored, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
38 Fun TimeRemember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find them at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
39 Fun Time The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman mustbe seen from her eyes,because that is the door way to her heart, the place where love resides.
40 Fun TimeThe beauty of a woman is not in facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
41 Fun TimeThe beauty of a woman grows with the passing year.
42 Which is the most important? Oral AssignmentWhich is the most important?If you are going to graduate and find a job, you must take some factors into consideration. Among salary, medical insurance, paid vacation, promotion, working conditions and so on, which do you think is the most important factor and why?Book 4 – Unit 2